Back to Normal

Yesterday (the day after Christmas) was definitely a relaxing day. I’ve been hearing that consensus from lots of people. I definitely wanted to make sure I didn’t succumb to all of the holiday leftovers, especially since I had the time to make my own food. The past few days was a huge sugar binge which resulted in tiredness and headaches. Time to get back to normal.

For breakfast I ate an egg white omelet with tomatoes, spring mix, and feta, along with an orange. I let myself digest for about 1.5-2 hours and then went for a run in the cold. My post-workout snack (lunch) was some fat free greek Oikos yogurt.

Green tea on the side to warm me up.

I topped the yogurt with blueberries, canned pineapple, Go Lean Crunch (Kashi cereal), Vanilla Extract (stirred in) and Cinnamon.

I don’t love nonfat greek yogurt, but I loved eating this.

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For dinner I wanted to incorporate roasted veggies (my favorite).

Butternut Squash & Orange Cauliflower

Never-ending tray of Asparagus

While these cooked I prepared a salad and snacked on dried papaya.

I love this stuff, the texture is addicting.

Salad preparings:

Spring mix with chopped sharp chedder cheese & homemade dressing.

It would’ve been delicious just like this.

But alas, I needed more protein so I added chopped chicken and some veg.

That’s a large plate, people. So yum.

Later on I had more papaya, piece of dark chocolate, hummus & crackers, and nuts. I was starving after not eating any cookies, candy, etc. all day.

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I should share a few more photos…

Sedgey was begging for food in the kitchen:

Emmy hopped in a box:

Izzy hopped out when my mom was too close for comfort:

K there are some of my pets (minus the other cat, Oscar).

I have too much fun with my new camera nowadays. Any cute moment, I’m there in a flash! Now I feel like I should update my blog a bit and make it less…bloggy and more websitey. Eventually…

K and as for today, it’s time for brekky.

Happy Tuesday!

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I don’t like to brag but…

Seriously. I need to share this meal with the world. Yeah, it’s a salad but a damn good salad! It probably is the best salad I have ever created. I’d like to call it: CWS aka Casi’s Winter Salad. HAHA not very unique but it is pretty wintery and I made it, so there it is.

I wish I had better pictures, someone please buy me a camera 🙂

Like…trust me. It was so good, I am SO making it again tomorrow.

  • Spring Mix
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Feta Cheese
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Roasted Butternut Squash & Orange Cauliflower

When roasting the veggies, set the oven to 425ºF then pop them in after drizzling with EVOO, Sea Salt & Freshly ground Pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes (depending on how crispy you like ’em).

And as for the simple dressing I mixed:

  • EVOO
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Whole Grain Mustard

Horrible lighting, but there it is.

I insist you try this. I am not sure if I found this especially delicious because I was especially hungry after a 5 mile run, but you should give CWS a shot. Whether you run before or not.

The feta + butternut squash + mustard = wonderful balance of flavors. Roasted vegetables are delicious any way, but I truly love them in this salad.

And obviously I needed dessert:

Dark Chocolate completes me. Nuff said. My mom bought this for me upon arriving home. It’s love.

(My brother said this picture looks like a condom HA…)

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Going out tonight for some drinks! Happy Thirsty Thursday 😉